Correct designations of Mars Odyssey and Ekran M18 ?

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Mon May 21 2001 - 11:52:35 PDT

  • Next message: Jonathan McDowell: "[FPSPACE] Correct designations of Mars Odyssey and Ekran M18 ?"

    There's still some confusion of the correct designations of these launches.
     They sometimes 'seem' to switch from one designation to the other and some
    parts of the same launch are getting different Cospar codes.
    This is the latest correction from OIG:
    2001-013B    26735 MARS ODYSSEY R/B(PAM-D)   US     2001/04/07     /  /
    2001-014B    26737 BREEZE-M DEB (TANK)       CIS    2001/04/07     /  /
    2001-013C    26739 DELTA 2 R/B(1)            US     2001/04/07     /  /
    And this is from Jonathan's Space Report:
    Apr  7 0347   Ekran-M No. 18    Proton-M       Baykonur LC81/24 UHF video
    Apr  7 1502   2001 Mars Odyssey Delta 7925     Canaveral SLC17A Mars probe
    To me, Jonathan's designation seems to be the correct one if you look at
    the launch times, but if I can recall correctly, the Ekran launch was the
    one which was the first to be published by USSPACECOM.
    Can someone clarify this confusion ?
    Tristan Cools
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